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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

The State Department launched the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) (formerly known as "Travel Registration" or "Registration with Embassies") to receive the latest travel updates and information. The travel and contact information you enter into our Smart Travel Enrollment Program will make it easier for consular officers in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world to contact you and your loved ones during an emergency, including situations where your family or friends in the U.S. are having problems trying to contact you with important news.

Read about the STEP and sign up online on the State Department website.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

All Embassy closures, updates, and relevant information will now be disseminated through Twitter and Facebook.  To receive these updates, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook.  

Emergency messages will also be sent to those residents or travelers who are enrolled withthe U.S. State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollement Program (STEP).

How to Unsubscribe

If you are leaving Japan or otherwise wish to unsubscribe from this list, you can unsubscribe by updating your STEP account at: